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Sharp’s 70-inch 8K TV is shipping this month for €11,199

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Have at it, suckers

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Sharp just put a price tag and European delivery date on its 70-inch 8K television already out in Japan and China: €11,199, sometime before April is done. That’s a month later than Sharp had originally scheduled.

For what it’s worth, the European price for Sharp’s LV-70X500E television translates to about $13,800 (including tax). But so far, Sharp isn’t including the US of A in its 8K TV plans.

Of course, you’ll need to stop and ask yourself if the premium you’ll pay for an 8K TV in 2018 is a smart use of your trust fund. There’s very little 8K content to watch, and you’ll need to be sitting ridiculously close to those 7,680 x 4,320 pixels before seeing any advantage over 4K TVs that can be had for a fraction of the price. But if you’ve got the means and an overwhelming fear of missing out, then hey, have at it, sucker.